Film clips: May 31, 2021 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
12 monkeys (Blu-ray video arrow)
The virus, which emerged from labs with inadequate safety protocols and caused a deadly pandemic, sounds like news in recent headlines, but director Terry Gilliam and co-writer David Peoples were already in 1995. 12 monkeys, The film takes place in the future and the past. The fragmented leaders of society who survived the 20th century pandemic, which killed 5 billion people in 2035, bring prisoner James Cole (Bruce Willis) back to the 90s. He aims to prevent the devastating virus triggered by the animal welfare terrorists who are ready to take the ultimate step. They are trying to save the earth by exterminating mankind.
Willis has proven surprisingly versatile in his role as a disposable time travel scout trapped in a psychiatric ward upon his return in the 90s. No one believes his warning about the coming pandemic, but a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) him. profit with suspicion. Brad Pitt is a mad fanatic as a terrorist leader, and Christopher Plummer plays the role of a virologist whose research makes disaster possible.
Gilliam shoots many scenes from an oblique angle, highlighting the subjectivity of reality in the story that dreams are memories of events that have not yet come. 12 monkeys Question: Can we change the future if everything is already happening? The release of the new “Steel Box” includes an insightful booklet, an interview with Gilliam, a feature-length documentary filmmaker, and more. Includes a bonus. (David Rulesen)
The devil’s conspiracy lets me do it (Streaming in theaters and HBO Max)
The trial drama of this story is based on Arne Cheyenne Johnson (played by Ruairi O’Connor) in the real-life 1981 case where the devil killed the owner. Similar to the previous movie “The Conjuring”, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga portray married real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. They and Johnson were part of the boy’s demon punishment, and Johnson claimed the devil had been transferred to him. Maintaining the compassionate image of the Warrens was a movie and speaking tour before the verdict. It means neglecting their efforts to organize. Metacritic, released a week ago in the UK, scores 57/100. The frequent paranormal horror brings the horror genre to the movie. (Lisa Miller)
Untamed spirit (Released June 4) In the animated film, the romanticization of girls and horses went well. Spirit: Cimarron stallion And again, on the Netflix animated series “Spirit Riding Free”. This latest film (and of course animated) features a lucky young man (Isabella Monard), a city dweller raised by Aunt Cola (Julianne Moore). The rebellious behavior of the child is the home of Lucky’s father (Jake Gyllenhaal) and encourages him to move to the small open border town of Miradero. The young girl soon befriends a wild mustang named Spirit and is chased by a profit-seeking Wrangler horse. Lucky works with his friends Abigail (McKenna Grace) and Pull (Marsai Martin) to save the horse and his mare in this PG-rated adventure heralding the release of a video game. (Lisa Miller)
Sam Cooke Legend (Abkco Films DVD)
Sam Cooke was telegenic at a time when black people were rarely seen on television. Legend It tells of a life that began in Mississippi and found the purpose of singing at his father’s South Side Church in Chicago. At the age of 19 he was hired by top gospel group The Soul Stirrers, and at 25 he became a hit maker in the pop market. Legend Cook claims to have invented soul music (has the director never heard of Ray Charles?), But he influenced black artists and achieved a crossover. Cook’s fascinating The individuality and warmth of her voice shine through in the archived images. As you can see in recent feature films That night in Miami …Inspired by Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’In The Wind,” Cook ultimately commented on civil rights in his memorable “A Change is Gonna Come,” but died in a strange incident after its release. (David Rulesen)